Fire doors are an integral part of a building’s passive fire protection system and play a vital role in preventing fires from spreading. They are also a necessary component of escape routes, which allow people to get out of the building quickly in the event of a fire breakout or if there aren’t any other viable routes available.
As such, it’s imperative that they are properly installed, inspected and maintained by competent professionals. If not, they could pose a serious threat to the lives of those who live or work in the building.
The first step is to have an expert assess the condition of your fire door Fire Doors Kent and ensure that it meets all fire safety requirements. A qualified professional will also be able to tell you whether or not it needs to be replaced, depending on the age and the amount of use it receives.
If it’s a modern door, check for certification markings and coloured plugs on the frame or leaf (if applicable) to confirm that it’s a fully certified fire door. Older doors may not carry these markings, but they will still be a legally required fire door.
Check the hinges are firmly fixed, not cracked or loose and have no signs of rust. If these aren’t firmly fixed, the door will be less likely to stay open in the event of a fire and you may find that it will need replacing sooner rather than later.
You should also check the gap between the leaf and the frame is consistently less than 4mm. If it’s not, you should consider adjusting the frame or leaf to bring this down.
In addition, you should always be sure that the door leaves have been sourced from a reputable manufacturer, who will provide a warranty on their products. You can also be assured that the materials used to make them are of a high quality and will provide a long-lasting, safe and functional solution.
Finally, it’s essential that the fire door is a self closing and positive latching design. If it’s not, it can cause a significant fire safety issue and the owner of the building or the landlord will be under legal responsibility.
A qualified installer will be able to carry out the necessary checks on your fire doors and ensure they meet the correct fire resistance ratings. They should also be able to identify any potential issues such as cracks or missing parts, and recommend that they be repaired immediately to prevent them from being a safety risk.
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